|Project by Stephen M. Skillins||posted 01-21-2012 04:51 PM||1049 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Solid Honduran Mahogany. Mortise and tenon joinery (pined). Front and sides are beautifully shaped. Back is flat because this piece is designed to sit against a wall. Top is book-matched and has a shape that matches the front, back, and sides and has a 1 inch overhang all around and a thumb moulding on front and sides. Cabriole legs with hand carved Boston ball in claw feet. Finish is a Honey Maple toned water base stain, 1 coat of amber shellac, dark brown grain filler, 5 coats of blonde shellac, and 3 coats of forrest brown paste wax. Piece was designed by me but inspired by a John Goddard ( of Newport RI) piece I saw this summer while visiting Newport.
-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA